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“No attention to guests!” 2 of 5 stars
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Captain's Quarters Resort
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4644 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308   |  
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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“No attention to guests!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

Came to LBTS as I do most Februarys, but booked late this time and couldn't find a 1-bedroom anywhere so went with Captain Quarters. Other than the fact that you are directly on the beach in this place (please don't call it a resort) nothing else about it is good. The housekeeping is practically non-existent. Two of my 9 night stay there was no housekeeping done, hence no clean towels. Sheets are not regularly changed. The floors were so dirty our feet were black with dirt. Besides the fact that the rooms desperately need updating and the furniture is ugly and musty-smelling, it's just plain dirty. The blankets for the pull-outs are old and scratchy and gross, not much better on the main beds. They charge just as much as most other places on the beach so it's not like u r getting a bargain staying here. Move on, the beauty of what you get outside the room is not worth the indoors! The staff seems overwhelmed and at times a bit curt. Who needs it? Never again!

Stayed February 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

If you want an opportunity to see what Fort Lauderdale by the Sea used to be, this may be your last chance for an old style motel stay before the entire beach becomes high-rise hotels and condos. This hotel is old but clean. Rooms are roomy on two floors facing an outdoor pool (with nice bedding, iron, hair dryer, kitchen and dining room ammenities) but the selling point is that it is located on the beach on a quiet street, parallel to the main drag, in a nice neighborhood with good restaurants and grocery and other stores near-by. We skipped the continental breakfast because it did not look at all good but liked the books they had to share.
This is an iconic era about to disappear--try it before it is gone forever!

Room Tip: We were allowed to stay later to catch an evening plane. I guess that this option depends on room av...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Coconut Creek, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I liked this hotel. But it is only place to stay. There are no activities there. It is perfect for those with children though, as it is difficult for them to get lost there. The beach is pretty good and restaurants are very close. There is a frozen yogurt cafe near there which I enjoyed after my runs along the beach while staying in this Hotel.

Room Tip: Ask not to give you road front rooms, as they are pretty noisy ones.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This place is old and some equipment is not top notch. However that's not why you come here.
I like this place due to the fact that it's located just at the beach in one of the more quiet locations in lauderdale by the sea.
You can get a room with your own kitchen so if you do not want to eat out every day you do not have to.

Supermarket, restaurants and diners are within walking distance.
However if you plan to shop, see town or sightsee you will need a car/rentalcar.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We were there 2013 Nov 22 to 27 The first day, we wanted to pay and extra amount to stay there more longer on Nov.27 until we leave for the airport at 7:00 p.m.but they refuse.At the end of our stay, after checking out, we tought that it was possible to eat our lunch at the pool and go to the beach in p.m.but one of the manager told us that we were not welcome after cheking out at 11:00 a.m. Also,we were not able to let our luggages at the reception because of the renovation.We left thehotel at noon and waited 8 hours at the airport. Breakfast:Coffee and little muffins only.

Room Tip: Quiet room in the front on the second floor.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

A beautifully located motel with attentive and enthusiastic staff. All very simple but totally honest. Nice pool and leisure and access directly onto a pristine beach.
I intend to spend longer there next spring.
One minor criticism - the breakfast would benefit from a little fruit, possible sliced Melon and Pineapple - very low cost for such a big improvement

Room Tip: Rooms around the pool are probably the nicest
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hollywood, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

A+ location; right on beach with views of beach from I think almost all rooms. The place is immaculately clean and all the staff is very nice and helpful in response to your requests. I was surprised and I am writing so you are not that there is NO: ice machine, phones in room, guest laundry, adequate parking(unless that are not busy). For the price and location you have to give it at least 4/5.

Room Tip: If you can afford a suite room even better. Make sure you don't get one of their "small&quo...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Captain's Quarters Resort

Address: 4644 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308
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Location: United States > Florida > Lauderdale by the Sea
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Captain's Quarters Resort 2.5*
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Also Known As:
Captain`s Quarters Hotel Lauderdale By The Sea
Captains Quarters Hotel
Hotel Captains Quarters
Captain's Quarters Resort Lauderdale By The Sea, Florida

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